The Lake County Civic Center Association (LCCCA) has been preserving Lake County History for 48 years!
We’re inviting you to join us.
Founded in 1971, the LCCCA is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation. We own and operate the Heritage Museum, the Old Church, Heritage Park, and the Colorado Mountain History Collection. Our operating funds are generated through membership dues and revenue from the museum and the Old Church.
The Heritage Museum is located at the north of Leadville’s main street (Harrison Avenue) in the former Carnegie Library building, which opened in 1904. It is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through September.
Heritage Park, located east of the museum displays larger mining memorabilia including a head frame, mucker and ore carts, steam hoists, a steam boiler, a stamp mill, horse-drawn steamers, a shaker table, prospector’s cabin, and a crib. The area is open and free to the public, and a picnic table is available.
The Old Church, which was built in 1886, had been empty for years and had fallen into disrepair before being purchased and renovated by the LCCCA. It has been used for lectures, plays, weddings, receptions, and other community events. Contact the LCCCA for details.
The Colorado Mountain History Collection is co-owned by the LCCCA and the Lake County Public Library. It is located and maintained in the Lake County Public Library. This unique and comprehensive collection is used by researchers from around the world. any person inquiring about local genealogy or Leadville history to the Colorado Mountain History Collection. The CMHC includes 2600 photo negatives of Leadville’s past, cemetery records, indexes to birth, marriage, and divorce records, probate records, US census records from 1860 through 1920, annual city directories beginning with from 1879, records and studies of the Hisoric District, all available Leadville newspapers from 1879-1993 on microfilm, local historian Ned Balir’s research files, and hundreds of books and articles concerning all facets of Lake County’s past.
Please join us now in our continuing mission to preserve the fascinating history of Lake County for posterity